Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz
Revelations by Melissa de la Cruz
Third in the Blue Bloods series
Schuyer Van Alen is deeply in love with Jack Force. It doesn’t help that she now finds herself living with him and his twin sister and archenemy, Mimi Force. Mimi will stop at nothing to break Jack and Schuyler’s secret relationship up. Now that she finds herself in the Conclave it’s more of a reason to keep Jack by her side. Bliss Llewllyn’s birth mother may be Allegra Van Alen, which means she could be Schuyler’s half sister. She’s been seeing a strange man in her dreams and other places who refers to her as “Daughter”. What does he want and why does he keep trying to talk to her. This book… this book was so good. I loved this book. It was nothing but heart stopping goodness. There’s something about the Blue Bloods series that I just seem to love. They’ve grown on me and turned me into a fan of the series. I never expected to like Blue Bloods as much as I did or to enjoy Masquerade or even Revelations. I sped through each chapter and tried to squeeze in time to read whenever I could. This book left me on an adrenaline high. You know the feeling you get when you read a really good book and you just have to tell people about it immediately and it pretty much turns into an incoherent babbling mess of a review? Well that’s exactly how this book made me feel and why I’m rewriting this.
The main female characters are once again Schuyler, Bliss, and Mimi. Schuyler was a pretty good character in this book, but she wasn’t my favorite this time around. That covenant role went to Bliss. Who was absolutely kick-ass and she had the more interesting story told in this installment. I mean damn, that ending left me emotionally handicapped and in utter shock. Mimi is a character that I never liked in the first three installments she’s just such a bitch. But not just any kind of bitch she’s the kind of bitch who only thinks about clothes, modeling, and the latest fashion… and making sure Schuyler doesn’t end up with her twin brother Jack. Mimi kind of reminds me of a mix between Regina George, Gretchen Weiners, and Cady Harren from Mean Girls. I can’t say Karen because well Mimi isn’t dumb and she knows what she’s doing.
This is completely irrelevant, but I saw this and died of laughter.
Remember Glenn Coco?
Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: Schuyler-8 Bliss-9 Mimi-7
The main male characters are Jack, Oliver, Kingsley, and technically Dylan. Jack isn’t all that great. I don’t necessarily hate him but I’m not swooning after he walks by either. Oliver is such a cutie but it’ll never happen between him and Schuyler which I’m happy about because I can’t see it happening. Kingsley is sexy and I love reading about him. Dylan is just another one of those male characters that I like and I’m not really sure. I like his relationship with Bliss.
Swoon Worthy Scale: Jack-7 Oliver-7.5 Kingsley-9 Dylan-8
The Villain- I want to say so badly but I’m not going to spoil it in this review. How about in The Van Alen Legacy? Yeah. So if you haven’t read this series go and read it because the villain is well the best villain around. Why would I say that? Well, because of who he is.
Villain Scale: 10
I love the characters in this series especially Bliss’s younger sister, Jordan. Charles is still a jerk and he never really grew on me.
Character Scale: 9
I love Blue Bloods and all their drama. I like de la Cruz’s take on vampires and angels. She blends them together in a spellbinding way. I think it’s cool how the vampires are only vampires as punishment for following Lucifer and are cast out of heaven. I like the cycles and the bondmates. I loved all the twists and action at the end. I absolutely loved Revelations. It’s one of my favorites in the series. This is where it all really starts to happen. This is where it all builds up to the big battle. Let the games begin.
I think this review is more coherent than the last one. I promise that the next book, The Van Alen Legacy, will be a lot better review.
Cover Thoughts: I love the cover. I love what it symbolizes and the story it tells and how it makes sense after reading the book. I love the Blue Bloods covers. They are always perfect.